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Thoughts for the Week: Give Generously to God

Luke 7:37-38 (Christian Standard Bible)

37 And a woman in the town who was a sinner found out that Jesus was reclining at the table in the Pharisee’s house. She brought an alabaster jar of perfume 38 and stood behind him at his feet, weeping, and began to wash his feet with her tears. She wiped his feet with her hair, kissing them and anointing them with the perfume.

Acts 24: 24-28 (Christian Standard Bible)

24 The God who made the world and everything in it—he is Lord of heaven and earth—does not live in shrines made by hands. 25 Neither is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives everyone life and breath and all things. 26 From one man[a] he has made every nationality to live over the whole earth and has determined their appointed times and the boundaries of where they live. 27 He did this so that they might seek God, and perhaps they might reach out and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. 28 For in him we live and move and have our being, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also his offspring.’

What does it mean to “give generously” to God?

Think on these verses this week:

Luke 6:37-38

Matthew 6:33

Jeremiah 33:3

Deuteronomy 4:29

Jeremiah 29:12 and following

Isaiah 55:6

Hebrews 11:6

Psalm 138:1-2

What does it mean to give to God generously? It means to seek him with everything in you. It means to give praise to God no matter the circumstances in your life knowing that God has you and will listen to you, and care for You, and work things out in your life for His glory in His time. It means to have a heart of thanksgiving. It means to trust the Lord in all things. It means to spend time with Him without any other agenda but to love on the Lord and let Him love on you. It means to trust His steadfast and everlasting love. It means to give Him first place in everything!

Through the week make it a special effort to trust the Lord in all things and to love Him fully no matter what!

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